Canterbury’s Premier Meeting & Conference Venue

Tucked away in the South Island’s High Country, Terrace Downs Resort is one of the region’s most impressive meeting venues.

The perfect venue for your next conference!

Set on a gently undulating valley floor, the resort takes in breathtaking views of majestic mountains, beautiful natural woodlands and an impeccably manicured 18-hole golf course.

If you are looking for conference venues in Canterbury that merges luxury facilities, world-class natural surroundings and exceptional service, there is no better place to book your next meeting.

As one of the top-picks for venues for hire in Canterbury, Terrace Downs Resort caters for all types of functions. These include the following:

  • Corporate Meetings
  • Events
  • Incentives
  • Conferences
  • Fun and casual functions
  • Mid-Winter and Christmas functions

Popular with top New Zealand companies, we have a dedicated Events Team to deliver your occasion.

When you book your meeting or conference at Terrace Downs, privacy and seclusion are guaranteed. Either book the whole resort or reserve a space to meet your needs. Shuttle services are available on request; alternatively, let us arrange a helicopter/jet boat combination with bush walk to leave your group invigorated. If you are look for ways to relax during your down time, a unique option is our Mini Olympics Challenge – clay bird shooting, archery and closest to the pin on our golf driving range.

Top reasons to have your event at this picturesque venue include:

  • Suited to both corporate or casual options
  • Only one hour’s drive from Christchurch – yet a world away!
  • Multiple event spaces for greater flexibility
  • Perfect if you’re on the hunt for birthday party venues in Canterbury
  • Many activities on-site to keep guests entertained
  • Sports, rugby and football fields to enjoy during down time
  • New Zealand’s most picturesque 18-hole golf course
  • Proximity to numerous ski fields

Click here to view the Terrace Downs Events Brochure

With a backdrop that rivals the most charming of oil paintings, this stunning location is one of the most revered meeting venues in Canterbury. From the undulating fields of riparian tussocks that evoke Scottish charm, to the pristine green lawns of the fairway, this is one conference location you won’t forget in a hurry.

Book with one of the region’s leading meeting venues

From the awe inspiring mountains to the abundance of leisure activities on offer, Terrace Downs is more than a conference venue; it’s a place that reinvigorates the mind and soothes the soul.

Alongside meetings and conferences, this venue is also available for special events such as weddings, anniversaries and for a family celebrations. If you want to host your event in heart of the Canterbury’s pristine wilderness, there’s no better venue to book.

For more information regarding our accommodation and events services, get in touch with our specialised Events Team today.

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Golf Tournaments

The golf team at Terrace Downs is here to help you to plan the perfect golf event.

Available for both private and corporate groups, our team can take care of everything from entries and scorecards to sponsor’s signage and prize-givings. For larger groups, we can also provide free prizes for your event.

A range of catering options are available, and can include tea and coffee, packed lunches, or a specialty buffet menu to complete your prize-giving evening.

We can work with any group no matter how large, to make your event the best ever. We can also coordinate with group activities and accommodation to maximise your visit.

A golf day is the perfect way to reward staff, entertain clients, fundraise, or celebrate a special group event.

For all inquiries or to book your golf event, contact the Pro Shop on (03) 318 6943 or email

Please note that our resort has a STRICT NO ALCOHOL POLICY ON THE GOLF COURSE that will be enforced. Please do not bring your own alcoholic beverages for your golf round as action will be taken. Alcohol beverages can be purchase before, mid-way and after your round in the clubhouse only. The resort management thanks you in advance for your cooperation.

Celebrate your Birthday or Anniversary at Terrace Downs

Terrace Downs offers a unique setting for a Birthday or Anniversary from small to large groups. We can offer;

  • Lunch – You and your party can enjoy lunch in The Cafe or Restaurant, with views overlooking the golf course towards Mt Hutt.
  • Dinner – Hunter’s Restaurant offers a delicious taste of local and International flavours with a set menu or buffet available.
  • Activities – You can enhance your Birthday or Anniversary with activities such as Archery, Clay Shooting, or get pampered in the indulgent Day Spa, plus many more options available.

Bookings are essential, for more information on how we can accommodate your anniversary or event please phone 03 318 6943 or email

For Event Organizers

Thank you very much for visiting our website.
We have a special offer for event and meeting organizers!

Terrace Downs would like to invite your event / meeting organizers for a site view.
Not only will you experience breathtaking vistas, but you will also enjoy a complimentary meal, green fee, and gift voucher for your petrol.
We will make your trip more special than just a site view.